PlayStation 5 system software update 22.01-05.02.00 is now available; Size revealed

A new PlayStation 5 system software update has gone live, introducing unspecified system performance improvements.

The new update, version 22.01-05.02.00, is around 1GB in size and doesn’t seem to do much more than introduce the aforementioned unspecified system performance improvements.

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The latest major PlayStation 5 system software update, version 22.01-05.00.00, went live last month, introducing improvements to Game Base, accessibility, trophies and more.

In (Game Base), we have updated the following:

  • Voice chats are now called parties.
  • For easier access, we’ve split Game Base into three tabs: [Friends], [Parties] and [Messages].
  • From the PlayStation 5 Game Base menu and control cards, you can now perform the following actions:
    See all your friends under the [Friends] tab in the control menu.
    Start Share Play directly from the voice chat card. You no longer need to start Share Screen to use Share Play.
    Add a player to a group or create a new group directly from the message map. You can also send video clips, images, quick messages, and view group shared media from this card.
  • Now when a member of a group shares their screen, you will see the broadcast icon. You can check this in the [Parties] tongue.
  • The player search function and friend requests are now under the [Friends] tongue.
  • We’ve made it easier to decline friend requests by adding a [Decline] button to your friend request list.

In (Accessibility), we’ve updated the following:

  • We’ve updated the following for the PlayStation 5 screen reader:
    The screen reader is now supported in six additional languages: Russian, Arabic, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, and Korean.
    The screen reader can now read notifications aloud.
  • You can now enable mono audio for headphones so that the same sound plays through both left and right headphones.
    When your headset is connected, go to [Settings] > [Sound] > [Audio Output] then turn on [Mono Audio for Headphones]. Otherwise, go to [Settings] > [Accessibility] > [Display and Sound] then turn on [Mono Audio for Headphones].
  • You can now display a check mark on enabled settings so you can easily see that they are enabled.
    Go to [Settings] > [Accessibility] > [Display and Sound] then turn on [Show Tick on Enabled Settings].

The PlayStation 5 is now available for purchase worldwide.

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